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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:09 PM
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Civilians in Prison Case May Be Prosecuted (says Ashcroft)
Civilians in Prison Case May Be Prosecuted
By CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is ready to prosecute any civilians or former military personnel suspected of criminal conduct in the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday.

At a news conference, Ashcroft would not confirm whether the Defense Department or CIA had formally referred any individual cases to federal prosecutors for potential charges. But he said there is ample jurisdiction to move against civilian contractors and others, including laws that forbid torture.

"We will follow evidence and act in accordance with evidence," Ashcroft said. "We will take action where appropriate."

(more)

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040...
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:16 PM
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1. Yeahhhhh, suuuuuuuurrrrreee....
When pigs fly. Ya really think ashcrap is gonna bring private spooks and put em on the stand in public??

Don't forget to rate the story....
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:34 PM
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2. And Armitage was the CEO of CACI? and he is in line of succession
for Rumsfeld?
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:37 PM
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3. If only Asscroft was in a hurry to remove and prosecute his boss..nt
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:38 PM
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4. some of these guys committed murder
and are still free, or even still working for their $100,000 year salary from CACI. Meanwhile, Ashcroft has no problem tossing people into Gitmo without so much as charges filed.
CACI and Titan are simply paying people to kill, rape and torture, to their hearts content. I bet John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy wannabes are flocking into Iraq.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:21 PM
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8. Sociopaths on a mission of "national security", hot-dogs and worse,
given authority over US military! :grr: :puke: :argh:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:46 PM
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5. hmmmm
so you are telling me that Executive Order 133-13 is no longer
to be followed? You sure are a jocker Ashcrofft, or will you offer us some sacrificial lambs? You surely jest...
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:53 PM
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6. Two words: PROVE IT!!!!
I'll TEST you (like your regime imposes upon our children who are burdened with the weight of funding their own educations per your wacko de-funded legislation):

Whoops,...you fail. Go straight to hell.

:grr:

My anger is being unleashed this evening. Please forgive me.

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PsN2Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:18 PM
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7. If some of these "civilians"
are in fact military, out after their twenty years, can they lose their retirement?
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:12 PM
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9. Acting under orders from Bush. Nothing will ever be prosecuted. Just
Edited on Thu May-06-04 09:26 PM by dArKeR
a bunch of talk. How stupid is everyone? I thought Christianity meant telling the truth? At least that's what the priests taught us in school.


(I still believe all of the torturing was captured on video cams like the ones the soldiers wear on their helmets. That should be the evidence to prove the orders came from the top.)
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:14 PM
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10. or a show trial - under Ashcroft... the See - They were Vindicated sort of
event. Geez, have I grown cynical.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:15 PM
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11. THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT PRACTICING CHRISTIANS!
THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANYTHING "CHRIST-LIKE" IN THEIR SORRY LIVES!

(I'm not yelling at you, Darker, I'm just yelling to the world, because I'm so angry).
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:23 PM
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14. It's OK, you can yell at me. I don't rile. I'd make a good President but
Edited on Thu May-06-04 09:24 PM by dArKeR
I'm sure the Shadow Government would assassinate me just like Wellstone, Carnahan, Baxter, Kelly, Kennedy, Kennedy, King, Daschle, Leahy...
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:21 PM
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12. The cover of the Mirror is a shocker to even me!
Edited on Thu May-06-04 09:24 PM by dArKeR
http://www.mirror.co.uk/frontpages /

I thought the people accused of beating this man were the civilian contractors? I'm mixed up?

(sould that be 'even me' or 'even I'?)
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:22 PM
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13. He will do as "his master" tells him, believing God is blended,...
,...in that evil fold.

This man BELIEVES that GOD appointed this President (and his following) and will puke up every "talking point" that has been distributed to "KEEP THE FAITH".

They don't even recognize,...that the DEVIL has possessed them.

YIKES!!!!

How do such "weaklings" get to such stature as to "possess" our country and our world?
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